Monthly Archives: June 2014

St Robert’s Feast Day extra…

On Tuesday 1oth June a small band of pilgrims visited the overgrown ruins of Newminster Abbey. It is certainly no longer safe for a large group but our small group were very kindly given permission to make this visit to honor our patron St Robert. Prayers were said in the Chapter House for the parish. Fr Michael Louglin, from Hull, joined us as well as two pilgrims from Ireland.

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St Robert of Newminster Feast Day

The Icon arrives on the afternoon of Friday 6th June. Cath Ferguson, the Iconographer, together with her husband, Chas, is assisted by Jacob Conroy (who made the easel  to hold the icon)  as the Icon is prepared to be lifted into place:New St Robert Icon 002                New St Robert Icon 008                                                  Pictures from St Robert’s Day. We were delighted to have Dom Mark Caira OCSO, Abbot of Nunraw Abbey in Scotland to bless the Icon. Nunraw is part of the Cistercian Order to which St Robert belonged. Nunraw is the nearest Cistercian abbey to   New St Robert Icon 011New Icon 2 005New Icon 2 001Morpeth.               Here we have the Abbot with Fr Jim Doherty, Fr Lawrence Jones and Deacon Chas Ferguson, the husband of Cath who wrote (painted) the Icon.

St Robert of Newminster Newsletter 1st June 2014 and the Season of Joy continues..

CLICK HERE for St Robert of Newminster Newsletter 1st June 2014

CLICK HERE for the Season of Joy continues…

Friday 6th June    9.30am Bishop Seamus celebrates the School Mass (in church) in anticipation of St Robert’s Feast Day. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MASS IS AT 9.30AM NOT 9.15AM AS STATED PREVIOUSLY

Saturday 7th June  St Robert’s Feast Day – blessing of the Icon of St Robert of Newminster by the Abbot of Nunraw Abbey, Scotland,  Dom Mark Caira OCSO, followed by shared table and family picnic.

Sunday 8th June Pentecost Sunday. There will be a special Holy Hour between 5.30pm to 6.30pm – a time of reflection and silent prayer for the Gift of the Holy Spirit.